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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 12, 2012 4:28pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Cavalcade of Stars.....

....I'll be uploading a few episodes of "Cavalcade of Stars". I've already uploaded two episodes (among some other items), and have 3 more episodes to upload.

4 of the episoded star Jackie Gleason, and 1 of them features Jerry Lester. Sadly, none of them features any nudity.

All of them have terrible picture & sound quality.

In fact, the picture quality is so bad at times that your eyes will bleed, and you will want your eyes to be gouged out by the incredibly handsome fictional character Uchiha Itachi (who doesn't appear in the episodes....however, those who collect appearances by minority groups on 1950s TV should check out the episode with African-American singer Arthur Lee Simpkins, who sings a traditional irish song. Seriously).

The sound quality is so bad on some of the episodes that you will wish you were deaf (the worst sound quality is on the Jerry Lester episode, which I haven't uploaded yet)

The quality of the episode content varies. The worst of the bunch is a pitiful episode featuring special guest Bert Wheeler (which hasn't been uploaded either). Nothing against Bert, who was quite skilled at comedy, but having him in the show forced Gleason to be a straight-man, and the "comedy" in the episode is incredibly weak (case in point: the sketch where Gleason plays an Arab prince, dressed in a fez(?) and heavy padding that makes him look like a tree-stump).

BTW, I have a question for Quigs: would it be OK if I used excerpts from your "Man with a Camera" uploads in my "Compilation of Classic TV Footage" series? (the series is currently on hiatus). In general I'd like to use clips from other peoples uploads in the series.

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Poster: Quigs Date: May 13, 2012 8:30am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Cavalcade of Stars.....

Sure Matt.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 13, 2012 7:19pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Cavalcade of Stars.....

Thank you.

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Poster: Quigs Date: May 13, 2012 8:16pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Cavalcade of Stars.....

More than welcomed, Matt.